The efficiency of the right
I listen to call-in radio to escape my own left-wing echo chamber and something I’ve noticed today is a consistent message from callers: “we need to worry about Russia, not cake”.
That sentence in isolation is absolutely bonkers, but if you’ve been paying attention, the most recent Party Gate allegation—that the Prime Minister had a birthday party while millions were subject to lockdown measures—is actually being used to gaslight the whole thing.
I don’t really have a point, more an observation at how fast the right can pull their supporters in line. Probably even on-the-fence voters too (shy tories).
It should terrify you. It does me, because here on the left, by the time everyone has finished being performative, the right have already won.
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